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The iconic 60s comic strip that never was...until now!
The iconic 60s comic strip that never was...until now!
385 backers pledged £14,732 to help bring this project to life.

NEW comic series by J V Gray with art by Jimmy Broxton

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Hello tigers

Just wanted to make you aware of a new comics series, written by the brilliant J V Gray, with art by yours truly. If you get chance, please check it out here:

http://kck.st/2sLz3pU

And, if you like what you see, perhaps you'll consider offering your support. 

Thanks!

Jimmy Broxton

To all dedicated followers of fashion, and those who wonder where the hell their stuff is…

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Hello Tigers

As of writing this, (9.30am GMT, May 27, 2016), all but a handful of packages have been mailed out, or are aboard the Goldmobile and about to be mailed out in the next couple of days, (less than10 remain at Goldtiger HQ).

The remaining “big ticket” items and top tier rewards will go out early next week.

We thank you all for your incredible patience, support and for sticking with us on this (at times) difficult journey. You are all Golden.

A few things we need to point out, firstly, we have decided that it is not feasible at this stage to fulfil the I-pad skin part of the rewards owing. We are sorry about this, and apologise profusely, but when we factored in the delay, difficulty in sourcing quality skins, the large increase in production costs (and the small matter of many folks requesting skins for I-pads that we didn’t actually offer in the first place), it simply became hellishly difficult and prohibitively expensive.

We will of course refund the money paid for that portion of relevant rewards, we just ask you to bear with us as we sort it. We’ll be chasing postal claims and compensation for the few packages that arrived damaged or empty, this will take a while. Our funds are limited, so it will be a few weeks before we allocate money to do this. The campaign has been considerably more expensive than first imagined, many of our budgets and estimates have gone sailing out of the window. This is not an excuse, but a statement of fact. A word to wise for anyone thinking of running their own Kickstarter, plan your budget, then double it! For example, our postal budget was originally in the hundreds of pounds, it has actually run into the thousands.

Secondly, our glorious bags arrived, different to the ones we originally planned for, but much nicer, and much more expensive (hey, you’re worth it). When you get them, you’ll notice in the small print, something that looks like a typo. We were shocked and dismayed, and immediately chastised the Goldtiger Super Computer for this glaring error (when in doubt blame the staff, or if your staff has left for a career in exotic dancing, blame the hardware), it immediately went into a sulk and blew up the toaster, incinerating the deep fat fryer into the bargain (I think Adams looks more studious and intelligent without eyebrows, less like a pantomime villain or a rough from the Penny-Dreadful’s, he begs to differ). Turns out it was nothing to do with the computer, it was Barreti! The mean old Italian bastard has struck again! Him and his white printing ink! Adams explains it thusly:

“Barreti never did like the letter N of course, it reminded him of Naples where he once spent the worst childhood holiday of his life. The fact his name contained two of them was a constant source of irritation and explains, in part, why he only ever signed his artwork with his surname. “

It also explains why the letter N is missing from the bags. If it turns up, we’ll let you know!

We’ll continue to keep you posted as we bring this show to a close.

Stay Golden.

peace, love and underthings

J

The glittering prize(s)…

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Hello Tigers…

As I write this (adorned in crushed velvet slacks, with matching scarf), 335 of the 385 rewards have been fulfilled and shipped. We realise some have arrived damaged, and/or incomplete, we are addressing this, and will advise on progress ASAP.

The last 50 that remain to be shipped are delayed due to some technical difficulties beyond our control. The main one being our glorious messenger bags which arrived in decidedly none glorious fashion, they were poor quality and did not reflect the high standards of the Goldtiger fashion house. Honestly, you couldn’t have strutted down Small Heath Birmingham with one, let alone Carnaby Street London (and trust us, Small Heath is not your go to destination for sartorial splendour).

So, said bags were returned with a stern missive, and we have now sourced a new supplier, more suited to the high standards we have all become accustomed to. The new bags are considerably more swanky (and considerably more expensive, but you Golden lovelies are worth it). We have just approved the proof, so we await printing and despatch, this will take another couple of weeks, apologies, but after all this time, we don’t want to cut corners at the last minute.

A few other stray rewards are en route, so once all is in, it’ll be out (the door). We can then turn off the Goldtiger supercomputer, and let it have a well earned rest (it’ll take a month or two to return to room temperature, same goes for us, to be honest).

Stay Golden….

peace, love and underthings.

J and G

Damaged packages, missing contents and format changes

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Hello Tigers

We are sorry to discover that a very small number of packages have been arriving damaged or with contents missing.

This is obviously completely out of our control, but we apologise anyway, because we are nice like that, and we realise how disappointing and frustrating it is, to us as well, please be assured of that.

Steps will be taken to address this, and we will be going through the proper channels to lodge official complaints and put in claims with the relevant postal services/authorities. We are confident that the packaging we have used is adequate (backed up by the fact that 99% of packages have arrived intact and in good condition). There is clearly some mishandling at work, so the fault lies directly with the postal services, we’ll be getting medieval on their asses, be sure of that! Please be advised however, that there is a process we have to follow, and this will take time.

If you have received your rewards in an unsatisfactory condition, please message us directly here and we will get in touch explaining what we’ll need from you to move this forward.

At this time, we have neither the resources or the stock to send out replacements. Unfortunately those affected will have to wait for the claim/complaint process to run its course before we can look at how we resolve this, again our apologies.

Another issue has been brought to our attention regarding the book itself. It seems a small number of you have missed some updates and posts regarding the change to the Exclusive edition of the book, so, to clarify and hopefully set the record straight, please note the following:

For reasons already expanded at length here (we ask you check previous updates for full info) it has not been possible to produce a hard back version of the book as originally planned. We realise this is a disappointment (it is to us as well), but it was unavoidable. In order to make up for this format change, several enhancements have been included, they are as follows:

The book itself has been expanded, with an extra chapter containing new art and additional  material, none of this was originally to be included.

The book is now signed and numbered, with an exclusive bookplate (with art available nowhere else).

A limited, exclusive, full colour print, signed and numbered, exclusive to Kickstarter backers, and available nowhere else.

An original ink drawing by Barreti of one of the characters from the strip.

Barreti also designed the controversial cover for the Kickstarter exclusive edition, a full update was posted detailing that, if you missed it, where were you??!!

We think all this is pretty darn FAB, and none of this would have been included with the hardcover, so we reckon it’s quite an upgrade, but hey, you are Golden, and you deserve it.

Peace love and underthings

J and G

How do you judge a book?

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Hello Tigers

As some of you know, books are flying out of Goldtiger HQ like TV sets out of hotel room windows with Keith Moon in residence.

We are staging the mail outs, so book only pledges are going out first, with enhanced rewards to follow, we apologise that some of you have to wait a little longer than others, but we have to start somewhere, and logistically it makes sense for us to do the bulk mailings first, we hope you understand and can bear with us a little longer.

A full update of postal progress will follow, so we'll let you know when you can start worrying and cursing us and the like.

Now then, a few comments are filtering trough about the cover to the Kickstarter exclusive edition (which is signed, numbered, has an exclusive book plate, and is accompanied by a limited edition print plus an original drawing by Barreti, none of which were promised, but we wanted to say thank you as we have made you all wait so long, and you are all golden).

We asked Barreti to design the cover, something to compliment and contrast the standard Rebellion mass market edition, he obliged, and true to form he came back with something rather unexpected, which is to be expected with him, if you follow. So, just as Richard Hamilton produced the antithesis of Peter Blake's seminal Sgt Pepper sleeve, Barreti has given us a remarkable gift, a genuine pop art artefact, each one unique, yet at the same time seemingly identical. Is it a wry commentary on his own "invisibility" in the industry? A joke at our expense? A scathing satire of the art establishment?

Barreti's controversial cover
Barreti's controversial cover

"Rauschenberg, what a pr*ck, I wouldn't let him paint my f$cking bathroom, let alone produce a canvas", Barretti replied when we compared his cover design to the artists' most famous work.

Like all art, some will not like what he has done, Barreti always creates controversy, where ever he goes, and with what ever he does. You, dear backers, will be the judge, we consider this just another strange and remarkable turn of events in the history of Goldtiger. You will hold in your hands a book that cannot be judged by its cover, by a creator who defies all expectations, other than the expectation that we know our expectations will be defied.

We urge you to ponder that conundrum, and also, be nicer to otters.

Stay golden

J